Welcome! My name is Bruce Goodman.
When I was born my parents ran a pub in the provincial New Zealand town of Whanganui. Since then, I’ve moved house 35 times (I think)!
I was a teacher of Music, English, Drama, and Religion for about 30 years. Part of my life has been spent in North America – a lasting and wonderful influence. I have written over 60 plays and directed lots of theatre. My last job (in my dotage) was to be the librarian at an isolated country school with “students” aged 4 to 18. I loved it!
These days I live just out of Stratford (a little town that sticks out in a bump half way up to the left of New Zealand’s North Island). I’m next to a volcano that hasn’t erupted since 1755 or something. Although retired (and retiring), I help out at times by formatting chemical safety documents prior to their being translated into numerous languages. I also teach piano to anyone who is talented but can’t afford a teacher as good as me! I rent a house – never having made enough to buy! It means I can keep dreaming.
I am interested in gardening, playing keyboard music, learning and creating computer stuff, writing, cooking (not very good at it – they call me “the master of the bland”), making pickles (chutneys, sauces, jams, jellies, preserves, that sort of thing), photography…
Below are some pictures to prove that pigeons can age one dramatically.